31 March 2008
A SEVRES (LOUIS-PHILLIPPE) BLUE-GROUND CABINET-CUP AND SAUCER (TASSE A CHOCOLAT A.B. ET SOUCOUPE)
1845, BOTH PIECES WITH BLUE PRINTED CROWNED LP MONOGRAM FLANKED BY SEVRES 1845, PAINTER'S ER. MARKS FOR EUGENE RICHARD AND GILDER'S f.mi. MARKS, THE CUP INCISED Al MG AND 35-11, THE SAUCER WITH GILDER'S M MARK, INCISED ly 24-7a d Iu AND WITH GREEN SCRIPT 23x,28.=
Each painted with a band of garden flowers including rose, narcissus, cornflower, tulip and violet, the blue ground enriched with gilt and platinum palmettes and geometric pattern, lines and zig-zag ornament, the borders with a band of squares enclosing stars, the bulbous cup with a flared lip and high foliate handle with matt and burnished gilding and moulded palmette terminal, the interior richly gilt (slight wear to well of saucer)
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Eugène Richard was a painter at Sèvres from 1833 to 1872. The form was almost certainly produced by the sculptor A. Brachard, see Marcelle Brunet and Tamara Préaud, Sèvres des origines à nos jours (Fribourg, 1978), p. 290, no. 353.
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